Bill Alford writes: I have this CD and it is certainly far better than Previn's plodding 's recording but Slatkin is no match for Blomstedt.
If only Blomstedt had this great team of soloists. The baritone is the soloist who features the most. A frustrating listen. Parts of it are as good as, or better, than the best there is on offer on other discs.
The problem is that the choir often sounds thin, and does much less with the words than their more characteristic rivals. Good in parts, but this version doesn't quite add up to a seriously competitive whole. Bill Alford writes: I now have this CD and apart from the good recording and Sumi Jo's excellent contribution the rest of this performance is average. I don't approve of altos or counter-tenors substituting for a tenor part which Carl Orff deliberately pitched where it is.
Altos or counter-tenors when singing naturally are usually baritones and this really shows up in this case as just not right. The liner notes include a colour rendition of the initial performance as opposed to the black and white photo in New Groves.
This is not one of the better Naxos discs. Clear if slightly cavernous sound, a workmanlike if rather dour and unimaginative chorus, and solid if unspectacular conducting. Kusnjer has wavery pitch, Jenisova is slippery on high notes. Packaging is scrappy and no libretto is included. Classic CD magazine votes this recording is top. Not everything is ideal.
In the early poems, the rhythm is flabby but Previn really starts to kick with later poems with blazing brass and fulsome choral sonorities. A strong team of soloists making the CD hard to beat in years to come. Penguin: Previn's analogue version, vividly recorded, still leads the available recorded performances of Orff's most popular work.
It is strong on humour and rhythmic point. The chorus sings vigorously, the men often using an aptly rough tone, and if there is at times a lack of absolute precision, the resilience of Previn's rhythms, finely sprung, brings out a strain not just of geniality but of real wit.
This is a performance which swaggers along and makes you smile. Accept Cookies Customise Cookies. Orff: Carmina Burana. Amazon Price. MP3 Download, 21 Nov "Please retry". Audio CD, 18 Jun. Vinyl, Import, 18 Sept. Audio Cassette "Please retry". Does not apply to gift orders. Listen Now. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace.
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Album) became the most famous piece of music composed in Germany at the time. Back to top. Olim lacus colueram track 12 Carmina Burana: II. Currently unavailable. It is a volatile readng, not as metrical in its rhythms as most; this means that at times the LSO chorus is not as clean in ensemble as it is for Previn. Were diu werit alle min Carl Orff. Chramer, gip die varwe mir track 8. Green is an expert on classical music and music history, with more than 10 years of both solo and ensemble performance experience. Site Search.
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